Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection?
That there is a God is almost the universal belief of mankind. There are few absolute atheists. Zophar reproves Job for pretending to a perfect knowledge of God. The charge implies that God is incomprehensible. We cannot perfectly understand His works, His ways, His Word, or His attributes — such as His eternity, power, wisdom, and knowledge, holiness, justice, goodness. Practical lessons —
1. We should learn to be humble.
2. Infer how base a thing is idolatry, or image worship.
3. If God is incomprehensibly glorious, how should we admire and adore Him!
4. Let us calmly submit to all His dispensations in providence.
5. Seeing that the nature of God is so wonderfully glorious, let us study to know Him.
6. Learn the reasonableness of faith.
7. This subject should render the heavenly state exceedingly desirable; for in that state "we shall know even as we are known."
Parallel VersesKJV: Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?